One of BTS’ closest affiliates and most frequent guest, we present a brand new mix from the west coast legend, Kan Kick. Kan Zulu’s Belt Drive & Beats Band features lots of rare groove, soul, jazz, reggae and 18 new beats for good measure. Click here to download.
NEW VIDEO! Most everyone has noticed the wide swath of internet websites that have been blacked out in protest of the pending PIPA / SOPA legislation in congress, but not as many people understand exactly why those bills are such a problem.
This short documentary explores PIPA and SOPA, how the bills work, who’s behind them, and why all internet users have reason to be concerned.
Please help us by SHARING THIS VIDEO and spreading the word about PIPA / SOPA.
The fight to prevent online censorship in the U.S. is far from over. While SOPA’s future seems increasingly bleak, PIPA has not been pulled from consideration in the senate, where it will be up for a vote later this month.
It is important to understand that PIPA has the same fundamental problems of SOPA. It is NOT a compromise bill; at this point, it is little more than a legislative strategy to abandon the SOPA branding in favor of PIPA.
Both bills contain vague language and reach too broadly, threatening free speech and innovation on the web. Both institute a private right of action for companies to block access to infringing content without due process. Both contain an immunity clause to protect these companies from legal consequence if they make mistakes. And both set the wrong global precedent by encouraging other countries to censor the internet based on their own domestic laws.
While President Obama is opposed to the DNS-blocked mechanisms proposed in the bills, the language still exists. As well, Obama has not come against the legislation itself, nor has he signaled his intention to veto the legislation if it passes. These bills don’t need to be fixed, they need to be scrapped.
Currently, PIPA or a similar bill have a real chance of passing. But you can help to stop them:
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
Tell them you oppose PIPA, SOPA, and any other form of internet censorship.
CENSOR YOUR WEBSITE OR BLOG
And join hundreds of others like Wikipedia and Reddit in protesting these bills.
SHARE THIS VIDEO
Help spread the word that The News won’t.
Produced and edited by Chase Whiteside (interviews), Erick Stoll (camera), and Liz Cambron.
Graphic design by Chase Whiteside.
Motion design by Ashley Walton.
Music from Nicolas Jaar’s album Space is Only Noise.
David Cohn and the Center For Democracy & Technology
Chris Riley and Free Press
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The Four-Year Career
Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.
Off with your head.
Done by Josh Grable, now at Deept Roots Tattoo and Body Piercing in Seattle, WA.
Stacky 5 is now available here!
The fifth update to the popular Tumblr theme. Stacky 5 is by far the most customizable and advanced update to the Stacky franchise, with over double the options and a cleaner and refined appearance this is best update yet. Stacky is based on Masonry by Desandro and is designed to look like a magazine or newspaper.
- Infinite scroll (scroll-to-top by clicking the sidebar title/image)
- Posts auto align to browser size
- iPad and mobile optimized
- Share posts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
- High resolution photo option
- Custom background image and color options
- Large and small posts (with customizable tag)
- Lightbox photo preview (for small posts)
- Fixed sidebar
- Custom sidebar image
- Customizable sidebar width and title size
- Separate search page
- Disqus integration
- Facebook integration
- Twitter integration
- Google Analytics integration
Preview all the tracks from our latest covermount CD - New Order’s 1983 masterpiece Power, Corruption & Lies covered + Blue Monday 12” Revisited + bonus tracks. Available exclusively with the February 2012 issue of the magazine - on sale now.
‘Community’ pays tribute to ‘Animal House’ for EW’s Comedy Issue
“This was taken at the Jane Goodall Chimp Sanctuary in Bujumbura, Burundi. While I was living in Bujumbura on the weekends I used to volunteer at the sanctuary to help feed and play with the chimps. Aly, the chimp in my right arm was one of my favorites and she because a poster child for their fund raising.” - Peace Corps Education Volunteer Mike Junge